Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(1946, Atlanta GA; 15,000 staff; www.cdc.gov)

CDC seeks to “protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.”

Departments:

  • National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Public Health Service and Implementation Science
  • Public Health Science and Safety
  • Non-Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases

Reports and other information resources:

  • Approximately 126,000 reports have been issued in a range of forms from publications to podcasts to videos
  • Issues a weekly report covering a wide range of disease prevention and control topics, e.g., “Percentage of Youths Aged 10–17 Years Who Did Not Receive a Well-Child Checkup in the Past 12 Months by Metropolitan Status of Residence”
  • Various subdivisions of the CDC issue annual reports, e.g., the CDC Center for Global Health
  • Maintains an active speakers bureau

Leadership: Dr. Robert Redfield (MD, Director)
Budget: $11.9 Bln (2018)

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